New paper: Of archaic admixture in Africa, cherries, and serendipity

We have a new paper -two years in the making - where we showed evidence for introgression from an African archaic hominin to the ancestors of modern humans. This is a relatively big and, I have to admit, a serendipitous finding, corroborating the emerging notion that an "interbreeding bonanza" has shaped our ancestors. I do … Continue reading New paper: Of archaic admixture in Africa, cherries, and serendipity

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Our group is now affiliated with Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology

We are now officially affiliated with Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology, which involve multidisciplinary research and many outstanding colleagues. This is a pretty nice framework for students that want to undertake anthropological fieldwork and archaeogenetics research. Also, very interesting and high-profile international seminar series is a plus.

T24 Söyleşisi

T24'de genetik çeşitlilik üzerine bir söyleşi yaptık Hazal Özvarış ile. Biraz dallanıp budaklansa da, sanıyorum bazı ana temaları isabetli bir şekilde sunabildik. Söyleşiye buradan ulaşabilirsiniz. Bu vesile ile Ekşi Sözlük'te yerimi almış oldum. 🙂

The lab is now affiliated with Program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior

We are now affliated iwth the Program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (EEB) in University at Buffalo. This may be a good opportunity for graduate students and visiting scientists interested in evolutionary/anthropological genomics to interact with our group. So, we are looking forward to working with the EEB folk in the coming years. Also, Omer will … Continue reading The lab is now affiliated with Program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior

Bilim kazanında günün kepçesi oldum

Bilim kazanı için İlker ve Aysu ile uzunca bir muhabbet ettik. Tatlı dillerinden ayrılıp da eve dönmem gece yarısı 1'i buldu. Ama galiba ayırdığımız 5 saate değdi. İnsanı insan yapan nedir diye sorduk - Dinlemek için basın buraya. Bu arada iyice yaşlandığımı tasdikleyecek ama, FatBoy Slim'in şu klibini hatırlamadım değil... 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub747pprmJ8